I wanted to give you an update from HSLDA and CHEO about the current situation with the assessment requirement for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Ohio house bill language states that students are only exempt from standardized test requirements. Please read both articles as this is extremely important. Both organizations are working on this issue to see if homeschool students can be exempted from all forms of assessment this year.
Please read Home School Legal Defense’s update.
COVID-19: Urgent ODE Changing Guides on Assessments
and CHEO’s update:
CHEO HB 197 Legislative Update
If you would rather not wait to see if the requirement will be changed and would like to schedule an appointment (beginning in May). I will be happy to do a portfolio review for your family. Please email me at email@example.com.
Instruction Sheet: 2020 Portfolio Review Document
- 1 student $40.00
- 2 students $75.00
- 3 students $102.00
- 4 students $132.00
- 5+ students $155.00
Due to the concerns of the coronavirus, all of this year’s appointments will either be by online conference (Zoom) or by phone. Academic work samples will either be sent to me electronically, mailed, or dropped off (and picked up) at my house.
Have a great week! ~Lisa~
I LOVE the idea of not having to turn in an assessment for next year’s notification to be acceptable; however, I strongly advise parents to get with another seasoned home educator ( such as yourself) and do a portfolio assessment. It is just plain helpful to pull back and talk about this year and next year with another experienced Mommy!
I always thought the assessment was a HUGE TOOL in making my home school a joyful place!
Butler County Educational Service, President’s Mommy
( I love this title and struggle to drop it! J)
Thanks, Mary. You were so instrumental in helping homeschool families with the notification process when you were the president. I greatly appreciate you!